1. [ verb ] establish or impress firmly in the mind
Synonyms: form

"We imprint our ideas onto our children"

Related terms: influence
2. [ noun ] a distinctive influence

"English stills bears the imprint of the Norman invasion"

Related terms: influence
3. [ noun ] a concavity in a surface produced by pressing
Synonyms: impression depression

"he left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud"

Related terms: concavity wrinkle crevice groove incision dip dimple sag dimple
4. [ verb ] mark or stamp with or as if with pressure
Synonyms: impress

"To make a batik, you impress a design with wax"

Related terms: change_surface stamp emboss press
5. [ noun ] (printing) an impression produced by pressure or printing
Synonyms: embossment
Related terms: stamp impress
6. [ noun ] an identification of a publisher; a publisher's name along with the date and address and edition that is printed at the bottom of the title page

"the book was published under a distinguished imprint"

Related terms: identification
7. [ noun ] a device produced by pressure on a surface
Related terms: device impression
Similar spelling:   imprinting